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Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington

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3111 E Harstine Island Rd N, Shelton, WA 98584-9465
+1 360-427-4466
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Dinner is served

We made a trip out of going to see the dinner with cats visit and I’m really glad we did. On the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Woobs222
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Pacific NW
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Very Educational

Really interesting tour of the many cats sheltered at this advocacy center. It is entirely... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
toryk89
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Seattle, Washington
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The Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington is a non-profit organization. It's mission is to provide safe haven/sanctuary for species of wild cats and their hybrids, education relating to wild cats, and conservation support. We also care for turtles/tortoises and various amphibians. Visiting the Center is by appointment only and pre-booked online via our website.
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3111 E Harstine Island Rd N, Shelton, WA 98584-9465
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made a trip out of going to see the dinner with cats visit and I’m really glad we did. On the way home we talked about how we a) felt we got our money’s worth. There’s several enclosures and cats to see. All with...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Really interesting tour of the many cats sheltered at this advocacy center. It is entirely volunteer-led and they offer sanctuary for many older big cats that had lived previously horrible lives in tiny cages. You can tell all of the volunteers really love and care...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Victoria for your honest feedback. The cats will always be #1 here at the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington. In turn, the 57 resident wild cat habitats are expanded to be as spacious as the budget will allow. Thank you for helping...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We live locally and whenever we have friends and family visit, we try to bring them here to see the “Cats”. The landscaping was being updated which makes for a lot of beautiful plants and flowers, which is a nice bonus. The cats are amazing...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words! Thank you also for helping the cats live a better life - our #1 priority!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The sanctuary is in a beautiful location and there is a nice drive out to it. There are so many different species of cats here to see and learn about. The guide was very informative and all of the volunteers clearly love the animals they...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you Joanne for your fun and educational response to your visit. The trails have been upgraded recently and are now wheel chair accessible. Please visit the cats soon again, the foliage/flowers inside and outside habitats will be incredible this year!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had never heard of this sanctuary, perhaps not surprising because it is a low-keyed organization and in operation for fewer than ten years. It is located in a remote location on an island in south Puget Sound. It is NOT a zoo, but a...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words! The team of volunteers out here at the cat's sanctuary are incredible! They are the ones who make it all happen. 1006 high quality volunteer hours donated last month! Please come out again and thank you for helping the...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We did the adult tour, not the feeding tour. We plan to go back and do the feeding tour. It was a wonderful experience. You are very close to the animals and can see them clearly, the tour guide was very knowledgable. We had trouble...More

Thank Mary H
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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Mary, thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your feedback. The directions have been fixed on the website. GPS can be unreliable due to the faint signal or lack of it in areas around the island depending on your carrier. The cats are always...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was well worth the visit. Visit in the afternoon when the cats are more visible. Go on a regular tour if you're with kids. If you're all over age 12, the feeding tour is amazing and worth it. This is a very special place,...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words. Please come again to see what you have contibuted towards. The volunteers never slowed down through the winter! Many more improvements! Thanks again

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

A guided tour of a unique facility dedicated to caring for wild cats who cannot be returned to the wild. Some were pets that could no longer be cared for by the owner, others found abandoned too young to care for themselves. These cats are...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you Jim for your kind words. Our volunteers make it happen out here at WFAC. 1006 very productive volunteer hours last month! Amazing! Thanks again for helping make the 57 resident wild cat's lives better!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This sanctuary is exactly that: a beautiful place for these Felid friends to spend the rest of their days. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable and will guide you down the paths through the habitats where these amazing animals reside in peace. Each cat has...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Joann, thank you for the positive feedback from your visit last summer. The 57 resident wild cats are happier because of you and your donation. Please come back to see the new improvements for the cats at the cat's Center! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lots of cats here, Bob Cats, Cougars, Leopards, Lions.... Each one has an interesting story. The grounds are well kept also.More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words from your visit last August. 100% of your donation goes towards making the cats lives better out here at WFAC. The 30 plus volunteers never slowed down through the winter! Please come back to see what you have helped...More

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You can view the different tours by following the "Book your visit" link. The basic family tour is $15 for kids, $20 for adults. They have a few themed tours that show different aspects of the facility and their work... More
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